hi i am prob going to buy 2001 pt cruiser and wondered if any major probs to look out for with these cars

Asked by Apr 09, 2013 at 02:23 PM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

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its done 38000 miles petrol auto. just wonderng if they have any major stuff that goes wrong i should ask about when viewing tomorrow

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see alot of head gaskets at our dealer.

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Blown headgaskets, cracked heads, some have complained about electrical troubles, poor acceleration with standard engine. Try goggling the car and see what shows up.

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The PT Cruiser (like most CRY-slyers..pun intended) are moneypits and unreliable. Best to avoid it. Consumer Reports shows 100% negative ratings in ALL of these areas for a MAJORITY of the years that the PT Cruiser was available: Engine Major Engine Cooling Transmission Major Transmission Minor Drive System Fuel System Engine Minor Electrical System

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Also, rust, especially in the rocker panels, which are structural on these unibody cars. They can go from whole to hole in a single summer.

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But sometimes you get a good one... I have 280,000 miles on my '04 and it's still running great! The only major fixes have been a transmission rebuild at 165,000, rebuild the computer at about 200,000, and replace the catalytic converter at about 230,000. Otherwise, just good general maintenance has kept my car in great shape. I still love it!

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I've known MANY "good ones"... I've got a 2001 PT Cruiser Limited that used to be the daily driver and then semi-retired into the show-car life. I've got just under 100K miles. All have been trouble free. They're not "money pits" as Racer_X put it. I have my 2001, my mom has a 2002 and a cousin also has a 2001. Neighbors around the corner have another 2001, a 2003 and a 2007 - all with no major problems (or even minor ones)... PT Cruisers are reliable and solid cars. Maybe a bit TOO solid, as they weight a LOT and that hurts the performance AND the fuel economy.

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